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Local User Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Joomla 3.1 Launch Party

Written by | Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00 | Published in 2013 June
OK, so maybe "party" isn’t the right word, but Joomla User Group (JUG) in Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA) met last Thursday for their 50th meeting.

That’s right ... JUG Milwaukee has been meeting regularly for over four years and Thursday was the big five­—O!

And as perhaps the best possible gift for a JUG, she received a crisp new version of Joomla — version 3.1 featuring a new system-wide tagging feature — as an anniversary gift.

Let's get this party started

To celebrate the anniversary and the launch of Joomla 3.1, we planned lots of fun activities.

First, we switched up our catered lunch from sandwiches to pizza....talk about crazy!

Then we had Cory Webb from Manos Crafted give a tutorial via video conference on LESS, the dynamic CSS programming language that is baked into Twitter Bootstrap and thus also in Joomla 3.

Our members really enjoyed the talk as they are getting more and more requests from their clients to be able to modify and compile LESS.

After Cory's talk, we rounded out the lunch-time meeting by indulging in a delicious cake, decorated of course with a Joomla-themed 'tags' logo.

We also provided Joomla 3.1 T-shirts for everyone (see photo above) and after donning the Joomla swag, had some fun with the camera

How will you celebrate?

Have you had a Joomla 3.1 launch party in your Joomla community? If not, be sure to plan one ASAP so when Joomla 3.2 launches you can celebrate again :)

If you don't have an active Joomla User Group in your area, consider starting one. It's easier than you think and remember: Joomla releases a new version every six months and its a great reason to throw a party!

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Victor Drover

Victor Drover

Victor has been using Joomla since the very beginning and is the Founder and CEO of Anything Digital, a well-known Joomla development shop based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

You probably know him best from the popular products in his portfolio such as sh404SEFJCal ProAgora forumAdvanced Search and Josetta.

Victor is a volunteer in the Joomla project and has been a member of the JED team since December 2009. He has helped organize the J and Beyond developer conference since January 2011.

Victor holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D in Biochemistry and previously held an Assistant Professorship at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he studied the metabolism of dietary fat in the development of obesity and diabetes. He published a number of papers in this area as well as authoring a book chapter in the field of heart disease. In 2010, Victor retired from academics to devote his efforts to Joomla full-time.

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